UK’s first artificial heart pump moves a step closer to be accessible to patients

It is the first British pump to be built for this purpose: to treat blood which is flowing through the pump extremely gently and not to do any damage to the blood. There are other pumps that have been built that do cause some damage to the blood and, as a result, patients have adverse events that diminish the impact of the implantation and the treatment

UK’s first artificial heart pump moves a step closer to be accessible to patientsThe UK’s first artificial heart pump has moved a step closer to being used on patients, scientists have said. It has been developed at Swansea University’s Institute of Life Science 2 by Calon Cardio, and clinical trials are due to begin in late 2018 with the aim of a full rollout two years later. The […]

Awareness about organ donation helps saves four lives in Mumbai

An awareness of organ donation by a donor’s family has helped save four lives in Mumbai. We need more such families who are aware about the importance of organ donation and how this noble act can go a long way to intervene in the lives of others and enrich the with a healthy life

Awareness about organ donation helps saves four lives in MumbaiMumbai witnessed its 20th cadaveric donation of 2017, on Wednesday May 24. This donation helped in giving a new lease of life to four people. A brain dead woman aged 24 was admitted at Fortis Hospital, Mulund, where she was undergoing treatment following a road accident, her family decided to give their consent to donate […]

Maharashtra considers launching an app to facilitate organ donation

In India, awareness about organ donation has not penetrated in the masses. There is a huge gap between the demand and supply of organs. To reduce this gap, and to save precious lives, the Maharashtra government is seriously considering the option of launching an app

Maharashtra considers launching an app to facilitate organ donationTo spread a word about importance of organ donation, and with an aim to penetrate amongst the masses, the Maharashtra government is now considering to launch an app to facilitate organ donation in the state. The Ministry of Health, Maharashtra, has taken this initiative in order to promote organ donation movement across the state. An […]

People with healthiest hearts live in the forests of Bolivia

There are around 16,000 Tsimane people who hunt, fish and farm on Maniqui River in Amazon rainforest in Bolivian lowlands. Their way of life has similarities to human civilisation thousands of years ago and researchers found that they have the best indicators of cardiovascular health ever reported

People with healthiest hearts live in the forests of BoliviaThe healthiest hearts in the world have been found in the Tsimane people in the forests of Bolivia, say researchers. Barely any Tsimane had signs of clogged up arteries – even well into old age – a study in the Lancet showed. “It’s an incredible population” with radically different diets and ways of living, said […]

Failure of fertility treatments like IVF may harm women’s heart health

Compared with women who gave birth following fertility therapy, women who did not become pregnant after fertility treatment were found to have a 19 percent greater risk of cardiovascular events, particularly stroke and heart failure

Failure of fertility treatments like IVF may harm women’s heart healthResearchers found that women who did not become pregnant after undergoing gonadotropin-based fertility therapy – treatment often used in preparation for in vitro fertilization (IVF) and other assisted reproductive technologies – were at greater risk of heart failure and stroke than those whose fertility therapy was successful. The research team – led by Dr. Jacob […]

Like Aaradhya, one-year-old Shlok from Nashik also needs a heart

Shlok Andhale was diagnosed with end-stage heart disease two months ago. Shlok’s father, a farmer in Nashik, registered him with Fortis Hospital, Mumbai, for a heart transplant. Doctors say his blood group is universally acceptable AB+, but matching donor's weight can be an issue

Like Aaradhya, one-year-old Shlok from Nashik also needs a heartEven as Navi Mumbai’s four-year-old Aaradhya Mule’s struggle to get a donor heart continues, Fortis Hospital registered another similar case. Nashik’s one-and-a-half-year-old Shlok Andhale is suffering from end-stage heart disease and needs a heart transplant. Like Aaradhya, Shlok, too, had viral infection which later developed into dilated cardiomyopathy, also known as end-stage heart disease. Shlok’s […]

“I am sure you will come out as a winner,” says Maha CM’s wife to Aaradhya on her birthday

Aaradhya Mule celebrates her fourth birthday today. My Medical Mantra wishes her a very happy birthday

“I am sure you will come out as a winner,” says Maha CM’s wife to Aaradhya on her birthdayIt is Aaradhya Mule’s birthday today. My Medical Mantra wishes her a very happy birthday. On the occasion of her birthday, we once again appeal to the people to spread as much awareness as possible regarding her situation and for organ donation. In April 2016, Aaradhya was diagnosed with end-stage heart disease. According to the […]

Aaradhya’s struggle moves Maha CM’s wife Amruta Fadnavis

Also joining the campaign to save four-year-old’s life is Padma Shri Dr Tatyarao Lahane, Dean of JJ Hospital, Mumbai and Nikoli Edwards, Independent Senator in Government of Trinidad and Tobago

Aaradhya’s struggle moves Maha CM’s wife Amruta Fadnavis“I request everyone to help Aaradhya get a new heart,” said Amruta Fadnavis, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis’ wife as she joined My Medical Mantra’s campaign to #SaveAaradhya. A Navi Mumbai resident, Aaradhya was in playschool last year when she was diagnosed with end-stage heart disease. She needs a donor heart whose body weight is […]

Researchers invent new method to identify cause of killer heart disease

New research finds that atrial fibrillation – one of the most common forms of abnormal heart rhythm – is caused by the irregular electrical ‘storm waves’, and is a major cause of stroke as it increases the risk of blood clots forming inside the heart

Researchers invent new method to identify cause of killer heart diseaseA team of researchers have invented a new method to identify the origin of irregular electrical ‘storm waves’ in the heart. This new research, published in PLOS Computational Biology, could have major implications for the future treatment of a killer cardiac disease. Atrial Fibrillation – one of the most common forms of abnormal heart rhythm […]

Save Aaradhya campaign gains momentum as Medical Education Minister, Mumbai Press Club join in

Medical education minister Girish Mahajan appeals to everyone to join him in Save Aaradhya campaign and raise awareness on organ donation

Save Aaradhya campaign gains momentum as Medical Education Minister, Mumbai Press Club join inAn Appeal by Medical Education Minister Girish Mahajan to Save Aaradhya Taking forward the #SaveAaradhya campaign, Medical Education Minister Girish Mahajan on Tuesday made an appeal on her behalf to the country to look for a heart for Aaradhya. The prestigious Mumbai Press Club to joined the movement and urged all to spread the message […]